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Educational Alliance, Inc. Program Director in New York, New York

Division - Department: Sirovich Center for Balanced Living – Older Adults - Project ORE

Classification: Non-Union – FT – 40hrs/week

Date: November 2020


Responsible for the overall clinical, programmatic and operational leadership of Project ORE, an innovative and comprehensive in-home program that serves a community of older adults who meet some combination of experiencing social isolation, mental illness, current or former housing insecurity or homelessness, poverty, or are Jewish. Project ORE provides Kosher daily meals, Shabbat food packages, food pantry, case management, Jewish education, mental health counselling, hoarding and de-cluttering interventions, client assistance grants, and social and recreational activities in a supportive, inclusive environment.


Manage, maintain and grow program scope and participation. Develop and build partnerships outside and within the organization to serve the needs of this marginal population.


· Oversee the day to day operation including supervision of professional and para-professional staff, social work and interns and volunteers of Project ORE.

· Provide regular and as needed training to staff and volunteers, administer annual staff performance reviews.

· Develop and implement programs and services that meet the changing needs of the target population.

· Coordinate, and/or lead Project ORE’s weekly Oneg Shabbat and other community celebrations and meetings.

· Oversee needs assessments, client goals and interventions, respond to all emergency/crisis situations, and supervise enrolment and outreach.

· Implement and oversee daily group activities, provide individual case management/case assistance and review case records.

· Ensure that the services provided by the program are consistent with the agency’s mission and values and operate at the highest level of quality.

· Manage all aspects of the program budget.

· Partner with MCC and 14Y colleagues in the training and scheduling of volunteers who provide services that enrich programming.

· Preserve and cultivate relationships with other programs within the Educational Alliance and the larger community to benefit clients.

· Prepare program reports, maintain statistics, provide program analysis and partner with External Engagement to explore additional funding opportunities.

· Take an active leadership role in fundraising, development, and donor engagement.

· Attend regularly scheduled staff and program meetings, attend professional and community meetings to effectively secure available services for clients.

· Work occasional nights and weekends to staff holiday and volunteer-sponsored special meals.


· Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or comparable field

· Pastoral care or related field preferred with at least three years experience

· LCSW and SIFI certification strongly encouraged

· Strong clinical and case management experience working with people with mental illness and/or who are homeless

· Experience in program development and staff supervision

· Strong leadership skills and a committment to working with this population

· Understanding of the diverse range of Jewish experiences and communities

· Advanced understanding of issues related to cultural humility and be engaged in an ongoing process of deepening that understanding

· Outstanding verbal and written skills